Mel Thompson latest – YouTube star's cause of death unknown as 35-year-old's 'health issues' revealed

YOUTUBER Mel Thompson died on Sunday, her husband confirmed as health issues are revealed despite the cause of death still unknown.

Puffin Thompson announced the news in an emotional post and called the 35-year-old "a pillar for our family."

He wrote in a heartbreaking post: "Mel sadly passed away yesterday. It’s really hard to just choose 10 photos. We lost a beautiful person. It’s great to see how loved she was. And she loved all you right back."

While her caused of death is unknown, on her last video someone commented that the make=up artist had been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which affects skin, joints, and blood vessels.

"This is such heartbreaking news. Mel was such a wonderful person. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss," commented professional makeup artist Robert Welsh, while YouTuber Nikkia Joy wrote: "I am in utter shock."

Mel had 169,000 subscribers on YouTube, where she posted reviews of popular makeup brands and tutorials for specific looks.

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    RADIANCE

    According to her fans, Mel "radiated kindess, beauty, and grace."

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    'MOST BEAUTIFUL SOUL ON YOUTUBE'

    Many fans will remember Mel as "the most beautiful soul on YouTube."

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    'A HOLE IN A LOT OF HEARTS'

    Skincare and makeup reviewer Jen Luv remembers Mel as "one of the kindest, most giving people."

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    FELLOW MAKEUP ARTIST SHARES TRIBUTE

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    A makeup artist that met Mel through the YouTube community honored her memory.

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    'SUFFERED WITH A SMILE'

    Despite battling undisclosed health issues, Mel's fans remember her as always having a smile on her face.

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    USUAL SIGN ON

    Fans have been mourning the loss of Mel's usual cheery sign on at the beginning of YouTube videos.

    "Hey beauties!" she would say each time.

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    COSMETICS GIANT

    “I’m so sorry for your loss,” Hindash, a Dubai-based cosmetics giant with 1.2 million followers, posted in the comments of Puffin’s announcement.

    “Heartbreaking news.”

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    EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME

    "People with Ehlers-Danlos are at a higher risk of injury as their connective tissues fail to provide the support their skin, joints, blood vessels and other organs need to function.

    "There is no cure for the genetic disease, and treatment is usually focused on managing its symptoms," according to the Mayo Clinic.

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    HOW MANY KIDS DOES MEL HAVE?

    Mel and his husband have four kids together.

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    MAKEUP FRIEND COMMENTS

    On Monday, Goss mourned Thompson's death in the comments section of her husband's Instagram post.

    "So so so sorry," he wrote alongside numerous heart emojis. Several others in the beauty community also left messages under the post.

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    MAKEUP LOOKS TO HONOR MEL

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    Many creators are creating looks inspired by Mel after her passing and using her products.

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    ALLUDING TO HEALTH ISSUES

    In his post, Mel's husband alluded to her health issues writing, "The kids would talk to her non stop and she was constantly talking with them and trying to help them with their stuff.

    "And no matter how bad she felt, she would still rub my back when I came and jumped on the bed next to her while she was working tirelessly to put out content."

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    'MY FAVORITE YOUTUBER'

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    So many followers describe Mel as their "favorite YouTuber" as they pay tribute.

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    NAIL ARTIST TRIBUTE

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    Mel's nail artist shared a photo of the creator along with a lengthy and touching tribute.

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    COSMETIC BRANDS PAY TRIBUTE

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    Cosmetic brands including Kokie Cosmetics are remembering the beauty creator on their socials.

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    USING MEL'S PALETTE IN HER MEMORY

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    Fans are using Mel's palette to honor her after the news of her death broke.

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    COLLABORATION

    During her career, Mel had the amazing opportunity to create her own palette.

    She worked with the makeup company Syndey Grace to design the Tiny Marvels Palette, which is still available to view on the Syndey Grace website.

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    LARGE FOLLOWING

    At the time of her death, Mel amassed an Instagram following of over 58k followers.

    She also has over 170k subscribers on YouTube.

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    LAST POST

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    Mel's last Instagram photo is a stunning selfie posted on week ago.

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    MEL'S HUSBAND CONFIRMS DEATH

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    Mel's husband confirmed his wife's death on her Instagram with a touching tribute.

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    COMMENT SECTION OF FINAL VIDEO

    The YouTube comments section is filled with memories and missives from longtime fans.

    “Shook. Devastated. Heartbroken,” said one YouTube user.

    “Mel was one of the first you tubers I got into when I first became interested in makeup a couple years ago. Such a kind soul.”

    “I just had to come back and see her smiling and doing her thing,” wrote another viewer.

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    MEL HONORING HER CHILDREN

    In May, Mel had posted a Mother's Day message honoring her four children.

    "I grew up always saying I would never have kids," the beauty influencer wrote.

    "Here I am today with 4 and I wouldn’t trade places with anyone."

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    MORE TRIBUTES

    Wayne Goss, another well-known beauty vlogger with almost four million subscribers, also expressed condolences in the comments of the post.

    "So so so sorry," wrote Goss, adorning his comment with several heart emojis.

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    TRIBUTES FROM BEAUTY COMMUNITY

    "I’m so deeply saddened and shocked. My thoughts are with friends and family …. truly heartbreaking," wrote Lisa Eldridge, a professional makeup artist whose work has graced the covers of countless fashion magazines and whose makeup line is a celebrity favorite.

    "Rest in peace Mel, thank you for always being so wonderful xxxxxx," Lisa signed off.

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    10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    On their ten-year anniversary, she posted a photo of him which she captioned: "Happy 10 Years, Puffin!!!! I promise to spend the next 10 loving you more and more each day AND never will I ever stop sneaking photos of you I love you, Puffin."

    He has even appeared in one of the makeup artist's YouTube videos titled "OMG!!! PUFFIN applies Puffin Lipstick!!!!" which has over 29,000 views.

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